Governor Huntsman reappoints Adjutant General Brian Tarbet
Salt Lake City - Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. announced today that he has asked Major General Brian L. Tarbet to serve another six year term as the Adjutant General for the Utah National Guard.
"I appreciate the leadership General Tarbet gives to the Utah National Guard. He is the essence of dedication and patriotism," Governor Huntsman said. "I, personally, have benefited from his strengths and am proud to ask him to serve another term as Adjutant General for the state during this crucial time in history for the National Guard and their role both here at home and abroad."
Maj. Gen. Tarbet was appointed as Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard in October 2000 by then-Governor Mike Leavitt for a six-year term. Today's reappointment by Governor Huntsman will extend Tarbet's tenure through September 2012. He commands for the 6,500 Soldiers and Airmen of the Utah National Guard and oversees the Veterans Affairs Division of Utah.
"It's a great privilege to lead the men and women of the Utah National Guard. The Nation and State have asked a great deal of our Soldiers and Airmen over the past six years and they've never disappointed," Maj. Gen. Tarbet said. "It's an honor to work with them and their wonderful families. I appreciate the confidence that Gov. Huntsman has placed in me with this extension. I look forward to serving and training our Soldiers and Airmen for the future."